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Saturday, February 20, 2016


(Christopher Duigan. Pic by Val Adamson)

Pietermaritzburg pianist, Christopher Duigan, plays a selection of music by two of the greatest Romantic poet virtuosos of the piano, Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, next weekend at the Music Revival venue and the Tatham Art Gallery with a performance at St Agnes Church in Kloof on February 25.

The programme will include the popular Ballade No 3, Waltz in A minor, 3 Etudes from Op.10 by Chopin and a selection of music by Liszt including the beguiling Concert-Etudes Un sospiro and La Campanella.

A Steinway Artist and regarded as one of South Africa’s leading concert pianists, Duigan has performed much of Chopin’s repertoire in numerous concert performances and developed an affinity with the composer’s unique pianistic style.

He was invited to play two programmes of Chopin works in four performances at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in 2010 on the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth.

He was particularly inspired by a recent trip to Warsaw and the Chopin Museum and will discuss some of his experiences n this presentation and how they have influenced his approach to performing Chopin’s music.

The programme will be presented at St Agnes Church in Kloof at 19h30 on February 25. Tickets R100 include refreshments at interval. To book call Wendy at St Agnes Church Office at 031 764 2037 or email There is secure parking.

The concert at Music Revival on F ebruary 26 is at 19h30 at 35 Montgomery Drive, Athlone in Pietermaritzburg. Tickets R150 including a light meal.

Tickets for the Tatham concert at the Tatham Art Gallery in Chief Albert Luthuli Street on February 28 at 11h00 are R80. Booking is essential through email or SMS 083 417 4473.

Cafe Tatham will be open from 10h00 and for lunch afterward. Bookings for lunch at Cafe Tatham can be made at 033 342 8327. Safe parking is available at both venues. For more details on the concert, booking procedures, and the venues go to